23 Oct '11, 8pm

Dot Earth Blog: Designing for Safety in Turkey and Other Earthquake Zones: As more buildings fall in a strong ea...

Abdurrahman Antakyali/Anatolia Agency, via Associated Press Residents of Van, Turkey, search a collapsed building for survivors of an earthquake. The latest earthquake in Turkey — that country’s strongest in a decade — provides a fresh reminder of the deep vulnerability created by weak building designs in the world’s crowded seismic danger zones. There will be more horror to come there and in other places prone to powerful quakes . But don’t be tempted to write off high death counts from building collapses in shaky developing countries as simply another unavoidable consequence of poverty. There are designs suitable for schools and other structures that are fundamentally stronger than those typical in such regions and only require configuring common materials in different ways. I’ve written here often about one such design , by Santiago Pujol of Purdue University . Now I’ve...

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todayonline.com 23 Oct '11, 9pm

VAN (Turkey) - A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake which shook south-east Turkey yesterday may have killed up to a 1,000 p...

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